iOS 7 is one of the largest updates that iOS has ever seen since its release back in iOS 7 and the new changes are certainly causing some issues in the developer section as app developers need to get there app to work with iOS 7 and for some apps like WinterBoard there is not much hope that it will work on iOS 7.
WinterBoard is the most used jailbreak tweak when its comes to adding a new look to your device but the future for using the famous jailbreak tweak is starting to fade away according to Saurik in a comment on Reddit.
“At this time, given that WinterBoard recieved no third-party help during all of iOS 6, I have very little hope in being able to support iOS 7. I need other people to tell me what to do to the engine: I am not a theme artist, I am just one of the few developers sympathetic to the needs of theme artists.
However, I operate in a vacuum: theme artists don’t talk to me, and when they do they almost never talk about WinterBoard’s theme engine: instead, they complain about how their theme isn’t getting enough exposure in Cydia, or about some UI element. The closest was king_of_hill in April, but almost everything he wanted were complex feature requests (and the key ones were already taken care of by “use Cydget instead of WinterBoard to do what you are doing: WinterBoard isn’t designed for that”).
What I need are concrete bug reports (with screenshots and exact filenames) and core theming help (such as information on artwork files, or “car files”, at the level of the loader). If iOS 7 is even themable at all, and assuming WinterBoard can’t already theme parts of it, it is likely that WinterBoard will never manage to support those components as I doubt seriously that after four years theme artists will start taking the engine seriously.”
If WinterBoard ends up not supporting iOS 7 there is alternatives but they don’t work the same as WinterBoard and the famous themes like Ayecon will become a thing of the past. Its not just WinterBoard which could be dropped at iOS 7 as when the jailbreak is released for iOS 7 there won’t be many tweaks that will support it for a while and some might never support iOS 7.
Anyway, the decision is not final on if WinterBoard will be going or not but we will keep you updated anyway.